ACORE Statement on the Approval of Vineyard Wind

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Biden administration announced today the approval of the construction and operation of the Vineyard Wind project — the first large-scale, offshore wind project in the United States. Following is a statement from Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO of the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE):

“We applaud Secretary Haaland, Secretary Raimondo and all the public servants at the Departments of the Interior and Commerce who today approved Vineyard Wind, the nation’s first large-scale offshore wind project. Final approval for this 800 megawatt project is a vital down payment on the administration’s goal of 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. The 3,600 jobs it will support is indicative of the thousands of good-paying jobs that will be created as we accelerate the transition to the renewable energy economy Americans want and our climate demands.”


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Founded in 2001, the American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE) is the nation’s premier pan-renewable organization uniting finance, policy and technology to accelerate the transition to a renewable energy economy. For more information, please visit

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